button, Gallaudet University

Description (Brief):

Gallaudet University was founded in Washington D.C. in 1864 with the purpose of providing secondary education for students who were deaf or hard of hearing. In 1988, after intense advocacy and demonstrations by students on his behalf, I. King Jordan became the first president of Gallaudet University who was deaf or hard of hearing.

Date Made: 1988

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Protest and Civil Disobedience


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund through Pat Wright

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.3055.17Nonaccession Number: 2004.3055Catalog Number: 2004.3055.17

Object Name: buttondisability awareness

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.3025 cm x .635 cmoverall: 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in; .635 cm x 7.3025 cm x 7.3025 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-73ef-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1274594

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